Poonjar is a historic town located in Kottayam District of Kerala India. Located at the foothills of Western Ghats it was the capital of Poonjar Kingdom. Poonjar dynasty has an origin from the Pandyan Kings of the Sangam Age .Poonjar and Erattupetta have numerous temples, churches and mosques. Two main tributaries of Meenachil river originate in Poonjar hills and join at Erattupetta.

The ancient palace and temples dedicated to Sree Dharma Shastha and Meenakshi are located on the banks of the Meenachil River.

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Poonjar Palace displays the Royal collection of antiques, rock-cut lamps, sculptures. Poonjar is also home to some of the oldest churches like the St Josephs church Maniamkunnu, St. Joseph’s church Poonjar.


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